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Couples celebrate as Qixi Festival approaches

08-20-2012 16:14 BJT Special Report:Chinese Valentine’s Day |

A man hands his girlfriend flowers underwater alongside them are the Russian "Zhinu" and Chinese "Niulang" at Zuohai Park, Fuzhou, Fujian province on Aug 18. Qixi Festival also known as Chinese Valentine's Day falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month and this year it falls on Aug 23. Legend has it that on this evening, Niulang, known as the Cowherd, and Zhinu, known as the Weaving Maid, met each other for their annual tryst on a bridge formed by magpies over the Milky Way. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

A couple take a romantic dive underwater at Zuohai Park in Fuzhou, Fujian province on Aug 18, 2012. Qixi Festival also known as Chinese Valentine's Day falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month and this year it is on Aug 23. Legend has it that on this evening, Niulang, known as the Cowherd, and Zhinu known as the Weaving Maid, meet each other for their annual tryst on a bridge formed by magpies over the Milky Way. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

 

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